Saturday, September 24, 2016 Elul 21, 5776
Next week's Congressional elections have produced a lively and at times nasty debate between the Democratic and Republican parties as they battle for Jewish votes. As has been the case in recent years, the Republicans are trying diligently to make inroads in the Democrats' solid Jewish majorities and are using the question of support for Israel as their wedge issue...
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In the last two months, American Jews have responded with appropriate urgency to the call to support Israel in the wake of its war with Hezbollah in Lebanon. For weeks, literally thousands of terrorist missiles rained down on northern Israeli cities, towns and villages. The resulting damage was devastating, physically and emotionally. So, too, was the impact on the nation's...
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While there are larger issues driving the electorate to the polls this year, there is no denying that a hot button for many is in the immigration camp. Polls show that a majority of Americans are opposed to creating a path to citizenship for the millions who have come to this country illegally. The United States, like any country, has...
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For the many Americans who love and take pride in Israel, some of the news coming out of the Jewish state lately is a little hard to take. Accusations of rape and sexual harassment against President Moshe Katsav are deeply troubling, even if Katsav is entitled to the presumption of innocence. But this is no more depressing than the charges...
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The Path to Madness The headlines about North Korea's successful test of a small nuclear device this week may be perceived as a respite from the otherwise unshakable focus of the world on news from the Middle East. But those who think that a shift of attention to the threat emanating from the Pacific rim will have little impact on...
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